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Re: The Gaza Babykillers

Derb – That post prompts me to once again offer free advice to the gang at Fox News (and all other journalistic enterprises). The phrase “claimed responsibility” is an antiseptic euphemism, white-washing reality in the name of objectivity. Instead of all the chin pulling about what to call suicide bombers and the like, I’d love to see the media replace “claimed responsibility” with “confessed.” The words convey almost the same meaning, but confessed retains the moral component which recognizes that murdering a bunch of kids deliberately is a crime. I’d even be okay with keeping the “claimed responsibility” phrase for attacks on military targets. But when someone blows up a deli or pizza parlor and then admits it, that’s a confession in my book.

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